Juve: Arsenal refusing to sell Sanchez

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Alexis Sanchez

Juventus director Giuseppe Marotta has revealed that a bid for Alexis Sanchez was met with a firm rebuttal by Arsenal who refuse to sell the Chilean at any price.

The striker, who is currently on holiday after helping his country win the Copa America Centenario, had been pinpointed by the Italian giants as a possible replacement for Alvaro Morata following the Spaniard’s return to Real Madrid.

Reports claim that Juve’s bid was as low as £34 million – laughably low in a market awash with cash.

“Sanchez is a great player, but Arsenal told us they have no intention of selling,” he told Chilean newspaper El Mercurio. 

“Arsenal said that the Chilean attacker is non-transferable and that he is not on the market.”

You don’t need to have been a private detective in Victorian-era London to have figured that out on your own.

What we don’t know is whether Sanchez has been contacted directly by the reigning Serie A champions or if he’d have welcomed a return to Serie A where he spent five years with Udinese.

Alexis is due back in London in a couple of weeks. Given he suffered a nasty injury to his ankle in the Copa final it’s not yet clear whether our new number 7 will be in a position to challenge for a place in the Arsenal squad for the start of the season.

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newxieland
newxieland

They should have at least offered us £34 million + £1 for it to be considered…

But seriously what are they smoking.

Cash plus Pogba and we might consider it… maybe…

Harsh

LOL, let a world class striker go so that a world class midfielder comes in and plays world class passes to… oh wait.. 😀

SG_Gooner
SG_Gooner

maybe we can take 34mil, if they offer pogba and dybala too.

IamaGoober

Can’t see him going back to Italian league any time soon. Especially when there is so much money in the EPL. Italian football isn’t what it used to be, its more of an old boys club. Maybe when his legs are gone I could see him going there, but not now in the peak of his career. I am more concerned if City come in and test our nerve with a £50-60M bid, could easily see Stan the monopoly man cashing in.

SB
SB

What are they smoking at June?!

Cornelius P. Snuffington III
Cornelius P. Snuffington III

In other news, the sky is blue, water is wet, and Arsenal finished higher than any other North London clubs last season. All statements of the obvious. Get out of here Juve.

Stillmatic
Stillmatic

For a club rumoured to be selling Pogba for £100mil, they should know the market has changed.

£85m minimum or GTFO

Harsh

it doesn’t matter even if they offer a hundred million, what’s the point in selling a player that’s already world class? arsenal have money, arsenal need to upgrade.

Nacho de Montreal is tasty
Nacho de Montreal is tasty

Arsenal sold Henry for 16 millions. Nobody bothers offering big money to Arsenal. They know Arsenal would accept less, if selling.

Redgibb
Redgibb

Off you fuck

highberry
highberry

As yoda himself might say

Wenger's X
Wenger's X

Give us pogba first

Paul
Paul

Our puppy is going nowhere.

Bosscielny
Bosscielny

We are living in times where Raheem Sterling is worth £50 million then Sanchez is easily worth double that amount.

I’m really concerned about our transfer business. It’s all relatively quiet right now. We know that many of our players like Giroud, koscielny, Ramsey possibly even ozil and Sanchez with his injury might not be available from the start of the season. Considering that we have a tough run of fixtures at the start of the season it’s always better to do the business early,so that the new players get enough time to settle in. I don’t want to have the scenario where we have a bad start and are playing catch up. Or we rush players like Giroud, koscielny, Sanchez etc in the team early without a proper pre season only for them to get injured.

One would’ve hoped that the club would have learnt the lesson from previous windows and be a bit more pro active. It’s disappointing to see clubs like man utd and city who are in worse shape than us be much more ambitious and forceful in the way they are approaching players like pogba, mkhtiryan, bonucci making offers which are very hard to refuse for the current clubs of these players. Something for us to learn over there.

Rob67
Rob67

In fairness we got a nice bit of business done very quickly and then moved for Vardy. But now the latter has come unstuck we don’t appear to have any backup. Worse that Jansen guy from Holland that we were thinking about, is on Spurs target list. Equally the news that Wenger is going to put up with another season of Walcott really is bollix and demonstrates that when it comes to action Wenger lacks clarity. Ferguson would have never faffed around like that. Which is one reason why Ferg’ was a serial winner and Wenger hasn’t won the title in a dozen years.

You’ve got to be ruthless. “Yes Van Persie was expensive but we wanted him badly” said Ferguson. Equally if you’d been at OT for ten years and really not done it, he’d have moved you out without messing. In fact you wouldn’t have got five years let alone ten.

SuperTom7
SuperTom7

“Yeah, mom, I know it’s expensive but I want it bad”. 23 mill for a 29 YO cu.nt with no ligaments, guess you can’t really blame Mr. Wenger for that although it hurted all of us a lot. But you got that time frame right, I admit. He had one good season and turned to crap and then they sold him for peanuts to Fenerbache.

A Different George
A Different George

A small detail about his one good season at Man United: he won them the league.

Rob
Rob

He didn’t become crap, ferguson left and man u didn’t have a shot at the title and so he didn’t give 100%. Wenger was okay for selling but he’s at fault if he doesn’t buy this season.

voldermort
voldermort

They won the title and the only reason they did was because they had the nuts to sign an ageing rvp. Decent business for the reward of the title.
Had we been a bit more calculating and decisive in the market the last few years we could have done the same. Ie higuain etc etc. But we dither and accept 2nd best. And I can’t see this tranfer window being any different.

Lone Star Gunner
Lone Star Gunner

I regret that I can only give Bosscielny one upvote. This window is starting to feel awfully familiar. If we don’t do more Arsenal is really going to be up against it at the start of the season.

King Julian of Draxlanistan
King Julian of Draxlanistan

Really!Bonanza at Arsenal!! Buy one get one free!!! Buy Sanchez for 30mil and get Ozil for free.

Rob67
Rob67

The ‘suggestion’ – and I put it no stronger than that – is that both the player and his agent, have told Arsenal he wants away. So we’ll see.

Anonymarse
Anonymarse

It sounds a bit like this is all just an attempt to unsettle him

VintageFuzz
VintageFuzz

Huh?

Nacho de Montreal is tasty
Nacho de Montreal is tasty

Player and agent needed to let bid from Juventus help negotiate contract extension to their favor.

Anonymarse
Anonymarse

Or that

northerngooner
northerngooner

Could you please elaborate more on that “suggestion”?. Sources would be nice but if not perhaps a link or 2?.

I’ve done a quick-ish search and all i can find is articles based on what the british press say.

I have however, found this http://chile.as.com/chile/2016/07/01/futbol/1467380065_573680.html

It’s in Spanish but basically it says that Arsene Wegner has told Alexis to forget about Juventus and he wants him to sign a contract extension until 2020.

voldermort
voldermort

If he wants away then the chances are he will go. The players have all the power and if the right money was offered then a club that is as money orientated as arsenal will sell. Simple as that.

Sideshow_bob
Sideshow_bob

Honestly this is a bloody insulting bid. People are going for crazy prices. Madrid quoting 70m for a noob like Morata, they themselves want 100 for Pogba and 50 for a 29 year old Bonucci. But no they expect us to sell our best player for 34m. Seriously just Fuck off ?

Boz
Boz

Best player? Not last season.

Snc
Snc

35Million… That’s andy carroll standard. Wrong club.

Rodriguino
Rodriguino

Remember the days when Gooners were concerned that teams like Juve could easily swoop in and get whomever they want from us? Let’s keep it in perspective as we thirst for a new striker.

Me So Hornsey
Me So Hornsey

We should put in a formal bid for Pogba of £60m. Then tell the whole world about it. Bloody cheek.

Nacho de Montreal is tasty
Nacho de Montreal is tasty

If not for injuries, Wilshere can do everything Pogba does.

Charlie George
Charlie George

Not sure about that, but i remember a chap who could. Oh Abou….

Arsenio
Arsenio

Very worrying story. He seemed a little unhappy most of last season. Especially the second half. Wouldn’t be surprised at all to see him go unfortunately. He’s my favourite player. But ya, it’s gotta be £50m minimum.

Andy Mack
Andy Mack

He was unhappy because he was in poor form.
Pretty much very player is like that when they know they’re not playing well.

Cliff Bastin
Cliff Bastin

Don’t they need a striker since Morata is back at Real?

I offer Sanogo for £5mil + pogba

Gooneron
Gooneron

Juve is usually smart in the transfet market pulling off the best deals. But this time they were ovetconfident with their abilities. On that note Juve, Alexis ain’t for sale

Little Mozart
Little Mozart

Even if it was a good offer, Arsenal won’t sell. We don’t need to, and I don’t see Alexis being lured back to Italy anytime soon anyway.

Iain
Iain

Arsene has been too busy doing French TV Pundit work at the Euros to worry about transfers, but hopefully now they are over he will re-focus and get on with strengthening the squad. If he dithers and fails again in this essential task then this really has to be his final season at the Club. The Board need to be issueing him with explicit directives to buy re-inforcements instead of offering him yet another contract because of the ridiculous talk of the England Managers job………..Its time to step up to the task in hand Arsene and make this a positive and pivotal transfer window for the Club.

winterburn 87
winterburn 87

Let’s just give their own medicine back..let’s put a bid for £35 million for Dybala

#WelcomeBackSanogo
#WelcomeBackSanogo

Even if Sanchez was double the price of Messi…

HE IS NOT FOR SALE

GTFU JUVENTUS!!!

Daz
Daz

Sanchez was player of the tournament last month, a tournament that includes the Argies, Brazilians, and the Uruguayans … and they offer 35m!! Jokers aren’t they just .. now feck off.

okwy
okwy

Hey guys’, wenger only gives list of his transfer targets to Dick Law who works with Gazidis and one other guy called Miles. These guys are responsible for transfers and when they fail, wenger gets the blame shielding them as usual.
So lets make noise about these guys and hope they become aware we know who is responsible.

Fabulous
Fabulous

Doesn’t really matter though does it? If they fail our season is likely fucked and no amount of finger pointing will fix that. However, Arsenal have been failing the past 3 seasons in terms of transfers and I think a total revamp on how we do transfers is absolutely needed.

Paul
Paul

Yeah “Miles” we know who you are!..;-)

Alexsus
Alexsus

Alexis might not leave this season but I can see him leaving soon if we don’t surround him with a couple more superstars.

David kushner
David kushner

I agree if Wenger and the higher ups don’t start adding world class players to help support Sanchez and Ozil they are going to start looking at clubs that are in it to win it season after season. Both domestically and in the champions League And as much as it pains me to say it who can blame them

SuperTom7
SuperTom7

Funny lot, those Italians.

DAMOBOT
DAMOBOT

Priceless, Modafukers !!

Arsenalfanman
Arsenalfanman

In a market where Morata is valued by Madrid at £65 million, Sanchez is worth at least that. And even if they offered that, we wouldn’t need to sell.

Mr. Wood
Mr. Wood

Computer says NO!

(In a very stern French accent).

Deano

Time to open the warchest and purchase a player that will make Sanchez tell Juve “fuck off I’m happy at the Arsenal” or something along them lines anyway.

Rob8'sSpurs
Rob8'sSpurs

The thing is when our ” war chest ” is talked about that includes wages I think, and players on say £130,000 a week over five years it soon ads up to this talked about £70m other clubs go and spend all this money and get results. Yet our tickets are more than any other club. I won’t be going to to any games this year unless we sign 2 big names. We have 1 that’s come in but I want 2 more.
We talked about losing our big players to big clubs but for me our biggest loss happened years ago when David dean was allowed to leave, he was our buyer and he was the man that sweet talked our big names into staying.
If ever we was going to resign anybody…f#@k RVP and bring back DD

Paul
Paul

Sorry thumbed you down for using that word instead of “Spuds” or “shit”…

Rob8'sSpurs
Rob8'sSpurs

Lol no problem

Paul
Paul

“I won’t be going to to any games this year unless we sign 2 big names.”
Have you told the board this?

AP
AP

They must be scrambling to call an emergency meeting now.

Flash
Flash

It’s all very well refusing to sell at any price but players hold all the cards now. Just have to hope that he wants to stay or can be convinced to stay through squad improvement. If not he will leave and probably for <40mil. For some reason we seem to lack balls on both the buying and selling side of the transfer market.

Alexstratz
Alexstratz

It’s nice and all to make fun of Juventus, until we realize we also under-bid for strikers and the situation looks to be grimmer by the day.

Rob8'sSpurs
Rob8'sSpurs

Alexis Sanchez won’t go this summer, I’d put my house on it, then again it’s a shit hole in swanley and next door are noisy c#@ts

Paul
Paul

I would really like us to buy someone please.
Preferably a striker or right winger, not too bothered about a centre back…thanks.

David kushner
David kushner

The market for world class strikers is thin and prices are incredibly inflated. I can’t see Wenger breaking the 60 million barrier any time soon. Maybe think about pairing Giroud with another striker in a 4-4-2 system. I’d like to see Giroud play along side Sanchez or Imwobi. At least give it a chance. Play to your strengths. If Arsenal refuse to open the vault for a striker they better sign a quality center back to partner with Koz.

Kafka
Kafka

Winger like to play deadline day. As someone said, he could run a poker school in Govan. Unfortunately, sometimes you have to be willing to have your bluff called and this is one of those seasons for all the reasons other posters have outlined. Squad has players returning from tournaments, fatigue, injuries, tough start to the season.
Let’s see what comes.

He's got no hair but we don't care...
He's got no hair but we don't care...

Alexis: injured + tournament tired
Kos: injured + tournament tired
Özil: tournament tired
HFB: tournament tired
Rambo: tournament tired
Danny: injured long term

Now, although the above is as crystal clear as you’ll ever get, I wonder if our manager will sign a striker and CB?

Nah, I don’t think he will either.

Frank the Gooner
Frank the Gooner

lol juve clearly don’t know how to read a market do they?
34 mill for sanchez?
try 70 mill in this market.
idiots.

Blitz Bailey
Blitz Bailey

In spanish press they say Alexis wants to go to a more competitive club. He is familiar with Serie A having played there earlier in his career, And Juventus is the biggest fish in that pond and you will achieve success there. However i’m sure Alexis understand that a 34 million bid for him is taking the piss in this market. He will no doubt honor his contract, but if he is going to sign a extension he may require some proof in the form of some world class signings that say this club is ambitious and serious about challenging for the biggest titles. Atm we are still a ways off challenging for the league title and we are nowhere near being able to challenge for the champions league.

At Alexis last employer they we’re among the favourites for both.

And with our main rivals all having top class managers onboard and bulging transfer budgets it is not looking to good for Arsenal ahead of next season.

Also, apparently the moth invasion at stade de france today was due to Arsene Wenger opening his wallet. Perhaps he put down a 5£ bid on Griezzman.

Hereford gooner
Hereford gooner

This is concerning. My gut tells me that alexis wants out. I do not think he is a guy who is predominantly motivated by money, he primarily wants to win things. Juve win the league every year and will be there or thereabouts in the champions league – and winning titles puts a player in the running for the balon’dor. Is he going to win such titles with arsenal? That is the question that must be on the mind of Sanchez and Ozil when entering negotiations. Both are capable of winning recognition on a world scale, but to do that they have to be in a team winning domestic and European honours – and are arsenal going to be that team?

heihaci
heihaci

Sterling was signed for 50 mil. WHat are Juve smoking?

Parlour's Pay Packet
Parlour's Pay Packet

If I were Stan I would go in and ask Arsene what he would realistically pay for Pogba, regardless of if he thinks he needs him. Then I’d half it and offer it to Giuseppe Marotta.

santori
santori

This should come as no surprise.

Not sure where some people get the idea that there was a bid for 30+m. Unless you are prone to listening to rumours and gossip, basically the club said he isn’t for sale.

May/may not have an impact on Pogba sale, in any case, I would think Madrid would be a more attractive offer than the cold of Manchester out of CL but you never know.

Arsenal aren’t a selling club anymore.

santori
santori

Again a lot of people do not understand how a market works.

The likes of UNited, Chelsea and City (not to mention Bayern, Real, Barca, PSG and to some extent Juve) can all spend higher than us or equal.

If you go into the market prematurely, you will have to compete at astronomical pricing. It will have an effect at how many players we can bring in.

The price has to sweat out on certain players and movement of players (like Zlatan) will also precipitate other moves that will free up our true targets.

This is not a market where the price is fixed and patience is a virtue.

Wenger made an early move for Granit because rather than risk the double edge sword of the Euros, the player (and agent) preferred to sign early. Wenger’s deger’s reputation for development may also have been critical.

But other players may not be so enamoured by Arsenal and there are as mention other destinations who can pay more.

we have to wait out for the market to cool off or for some of these competitors to commit.

Unless you understand how a market works, there will always be the numerous ill informed who think buying a player is like going to a supermarket with fixed prices.

For a self reliant club, we have to be wary of price. We cannot spend 100m on a player and that is the crazy level where prices are now (Look at HULK, he went to China for 47m)

Wenger has had his fair share of duds but he has always kept us solvent because he generally does not spend high so minimizes his loss. Where he has, Ozil, Alexis now Granit, he has generally been spot on.

He is one of the most savvy operators in the market.

So its a bit rich hearing some of the comments on this site who think they know better.

Recent ly Cech for 11m, Santi for a steal, and the development of Iwobi, Campbell (yes Dick Law), Coquelin and Bellerin have proved Wenger has retained his good nose for value where many here would not have given those younger players time or day to shine.

Think you know better? Think again

Dan Hunter
Dan Hunter

If sanchez leaves, we riot

'Murica
'Murica

How is this price being quoted for Sanchez less than someone unproven in the bpl like Lacazette. It boggles my mind